Charity & Community events
2017 promises to be another busy year for Eric and the team! We have agreed to become one of the 25 sponsors of Wessex Heartbeat to celebrate their anniversary year, and are excited to be taking part in their 25th anniversary programme of events.
We raised over £6,000 for its ‘High Five’ appeal during the celebrations of our Golden Anniversary in 2014, so are delighted to have been asked to return to the charity.
Our fundraising events...
The first event is the ABP Southampton half marathon on 23rd April and Eric the Owl will also be taking part in the Mascot Mile on the same day!
On 21st May, a daring team will take part in the Zip Wire challenge, a 300 metre journey across the lake at 1000 Lakeside, Portsmouth.
On Thursday 29th June, we will be throwing ourselves out of a plane for a tandem skydive, with the assistance of the Red Devils.
The Wessex Heartbeat Cycle Challenge takes place on 10th September, and takes a 40 or 70 mile route through the picturesque Test Valley, from Romsey to Winchester and Salisbury.
The final event of the year is the Winchester Half Marathon on 24th September.
As well as the fundraising events, there are lots of community and local events which we will be attending:
- Bishopstoke Rocks for Dementia 18th March
- Countess Mountbatten Family Fun Day 19th March
- Basingstoke Business Expo 30th March
- Help to Buy Exhibition (Berkshire) 8th April
- Southampton Mascot Mile at ABP full and half marathon 23rd April
- Fryern Funtasia 1st May
- New Forest Business Expo 31st May
- University of Southampton Rewards Fair 14th June
- Help to Buy Exhibition (Southampton) 17th June
- Hiltingbury Schools Summer Fair 23rd June
- Old Basing Schools Summer Fair 25th June
- Hedge End Carnival 1st July
- Lymington Carnival 16th July
- New Forest Show 25th - 27th July
- Milford on Sea Music Festival 29th July
- Lymington Seafood Festival 12th/13th August
- Romsey Show 9th September
- Hiltingbury Extravaganza 17th September
- Winchester Half Marathon 24th September
- Southampton Business Show 23rd November